|Publication number||US7938752 B1|
|Application number||US 12/983,875|
|Publication date||May 10, 2011|
|Priority date||Jan 3, 2011|
|Publication number||12983875, 983875, US 7938752 B1, US 7938752B1, US-B1-7938752, US7938752 B1, US7938752B1|
|Original Assignee||Leao Wang|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (3), Referenced by (5), Classifications (13), Legal Events (1)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
1. Fields of the Invention
The present invention relates to a portable operation control panel of a sport equipment, and more particularly to a portable electronic device for inputting and recording personal physiological conditions and diet conditions (which are converted into calorie parameters) in order to take care of an individual exclusively, and planning a personal exclusive recommended fitness schedule by a built-in program. Moreover, a fixed electronic control panel installed to an operating sport equipment is provided for carrying out the recommended fitness schedule and recording detailed heat consumption and related physiological changes after the exercise takes place. Thereafter, a new recommended fitness schedule can be set according to new parameters.
2. Description of the Related Art
As known, many indoor electric fitness and sport equipments such as treadmills, exercise bikes, steppers, and elliptical trainers come with a fixed electronic control panel installed thereon and provided for the purpose of driving and controlling the sport equipment (such as controlling the resistance and speed of an exercise). Some manufacturers also install a built-in program including specific recommended fitness schedules to the fixed electronic control panel, such that users can select the inputted physical conditions and physiological parameters (such as height, age, sex and body weight) according to personal needs freely, in hope of satisfying a user's exercise and fitness requirements. Therefore, the operating sport equipment can have the so-called smart functions. In other words, users can do exercise from a lower level to a higher level of difficulty, and the fitness and sport equipments can provide an incremental exercise flow.
Since the fixed electronic control panel is generally installed and fixed onto single operating sport equipment, therefore, users cannot select options from the operating sport equipment, but they can set an exercise plan/management from the sport equipment step by step. When a different option of the sport equipment is selected and used, all records have to be entered and executed again. Obviously, such application of the sport equipment is inconvenient. Furthermore, users are forced to do exercise on the same operating sport equipment, and thus the users will become bored and loose the willingness of using the sport equipment easily.
In addition, some of the user personal basic data and parameters such as changes of physical and physiological conditions caused by diseases, surgical operations or injuries are variables. In addition, the body weight, blood pressure and daily diet level have substantial differences, so that the personal basic data inputted and recorded in several days or months ago are not necessarily in compliance with the present personal physiological and physical conditions. Therefore, the recommended fitness schedule planned and arranged through the fixed electronic control panel may no longer meet the personal requirements anymore. Obviously, the design of the conventional electronic control panel has drawbacks and requires improvements.
In view of the shortcomings of the prior art, the inventor of the present invention based on years of experience in the related industry to conduct extensive researches and experiments, and finally developed an electronic operation control panel structure of a sport equipment in accordance with the present invention, such that present popular portable electronic devices (including smart phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), notebook computers, electronic books, I-Pads, and other personal mobile devices) can download an exercise plan/management program specified by the present invention and provided for users to record all of their personal related physiological parameters and diet conditions (and automatically convert the parameters and conditions into calories), so as to update the recommended fitness schedule anytime. With the originally fixed electronic control panel installed on the sport equipment, the sport equipment can carry out the recommended fitness schedule while recording, rescheduling and managing the fitness schedule according to exclusive fitness recommendations and meet the user requirements. The above-mentioned is the object of the invention.
According to the invention, a portable operation control panel structure of a sport equipment comprises a portable electronic device with a built-in driver program including an exercise plan and an operating sport equipment for executing basic operation controls of the operating sport equipment and connecting a fixed electronic control panel of the portable electronic device; and an operating sport equipment. A user can input basic data parameters into the portable electronic device anytime and use the built-in exercise plan program to set a user's exclusive recommended fitness schedule, such that after the fixed electronic control panel is connected, the portable electronic device controls the operating sport equipment to carry out the recommended fitness schedule, and then the portable electronic device records the whole course of the exercise process and update related personal parameter to set another recommended fitness schedule for an exercise next time.
The accomplishment of this and other objects of the invention will become apparent from the following description and its accompanying drawings of which:
With reference to
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Of course, the present invention further comprises a charging circuit (not shown in the figure) installed on the fixed electronic control panel 30, such that after the charging circuit is connected to the portable electronic device 20, the portable electronic device 20 can be electrically charged.
After the recommended fitness schedule is set, or the other sport equipment is used, the user simply needs to remove the portable electronic device 20 from the fixed electronic control panel 30 and disconnect the portable electronic device 20 from the fixed electronic control panel 30. Now, the electric treadmill 10 will resume a general condition controlled by a basic control key 32, so that the normal use of the sport equipment by other users will not be affected.
With reference to
Many changes and modifications in the above-described embodiments of the invention can, of course, be carried out without departing from the scope thereof. Accordingly, to promote the progress in science and the useful arts, the invention is disclosed and is intended to be limited only by the scope of the appended claims.
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|U.S. Classification||482/4, 482/8, 482/901, 482/9, 434/247, 482/1|
|Cooperative Classification||A63B2225/50, A63B2071/0683, Y10S482/901, A63B24/0075, A63B24/0087|